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10 Raccoons you should be following on Instagram

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These adorable trash pandas will fill your life with all the happiness you need

Here are the 10 most ridiculously cute trash pandas on Instagram. These bicycle-riding, snack-stealing and costume-wearing raccoons are the exact pick-me-up you need while scrolling through your Instagram feed. Didn't know that raccoons could rock fluffy tutus? Now you do.


Why should you follow Melanie? She rides skateboards, scooters and bicycles. If that isn't enough to make you follow her, she also has two baby raccoon siblings, Winston and Olivia.


If you haven't jumped on the Pumpkin bandwagon yet, you really need to reevaluate your priorities. Pumpkin recently became an overnight Internet sensation, and people can't get enough of her. She lives in the Bahamas and was orphaned when she was just a few days old. She was rescued by Laura and William and also has two doggy siblings, Toffee and Oreo.

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May I pour you a beer, sir? #happy4thofjuly

A photo posted by Meeko (@raccoon_problems) on

Meeko loves snacks and steamy showers. Best part of following Meeko? You get to watch him take those steamy showers and look utterly dreamy doing it. Bonus: As you can see, he likes to party and knows how to have a good time.


Fedor lives in Moscow, Russia, so although you may not be able to read all his captions, his hilarious facial expressions are reason enough to follow this handsome trash panda.

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Arkansas native Hermes enjoys lengthy naps and having lots of fun toys, and he loathes Mondays. Who can't relate to that?


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Melanie isn't the only scooter-loving raccoon out there. The second Russian to appear on our list, Gordey, also occasionally partakes in a leisurely scooter ride. He's also a fan of rocking out on the drums and posts the pictures to prove it.


#justshopping #raccoons #petsmart #ridinginacart #gofaster

A photo posted by Axl raccoon (@malissawest) on

Axl was rescued from a breeding facility and now lives a life of luxury. Axl lives with several other rescued critters, including some teeny-tiny baby skunks. Have you ever seen baby skunks? Cuteness overload.

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A self-proclaimed princess, Bandit doesn't always demand extravagance. Sometimes she's completely satisfied playing with a plastic water bottle, and she couldn't look prettier doing it.


Baxter could be called the McDreamy of the raccoon world. Those pensive and charming eyes speak directly to your soul. We feel you, Baxter.

Biggie, Puffy and Walter

Growing up so fast! #Calandtheraccoons

A video posted by Cal & The Raccoons (@raccoonlove) on

Three baby raccoons in one Instagram feed — what could possibly be cuter? Oh yeah, they were rescued by Cal, a Doberman pinscher.

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